Postfix Virtual Mail Server using MySQL

Michael L Torrie torriem at
Fri Apr 20 10:25:04 MDT 2007

On Fri, 2007-04-20 at 10:22 -0600, Grant Robinson wrote:
> Postfix is just your SMTP server.  What are you using as your IMAP/ 
> POP server.  Cyrus?  uw-imap?  Courier?  Dovecot?  I have a very  
> similar setup, and have found that dovecot is a good choice for  
> maildir setups and will work with virtual accounts such as the ones  
> you have described.  The problem you are experience is most likely  
> that your IMAP/POP servers don't know how to authenticate against a  
> database vs. system accounts.

I prefer dovecot.  Dovecot can be configured quite simply to deal with
SQL user tables for virtual users, as well as Maildir folders.

> Grant
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